Oct 1 2023 Yella Wood 500 Race
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Kevin Harvick (HHP/David Graham photo)

SHR Will Not Appeal Harvick’s Disqualification Following Talladega

TALLADEGA, Ala. — The No. 4 Stewart-Haas Racing Ford of Kevin Harvick was disqualified Sunday evening in post-race inspection after Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series event at Talladega Superspeedway.

Harvick finished less than a foot behind race winner Ryan Blaney in his final Cup Series race at the 2.66-mile superspeedway.

But his No. 4 entry was found in violation of Sections and 14.1.E and P; the former states that “windshield fasteners must remain secure for the entire Event,” and the latter section pertains to “Overall Assembled Vehicle Rules.”

With the ruling, Harvick was moved to last in the 38-car field for the YellaWood 500.

On Monday, Greg Zipadelli, Stewart-Haas Racing’s chief competition officer released a statement.

“At the completion of the race, not all of our windshield fasteners were secure, as we had bolts that hold the windshield in place back out over the course of the 500 miles. We are in the process of diagnosing why this happened and how to prevent it moving forward.

“We are disappointed in NASCAR’s decision to disqualify our race car and the hard-earned finish by our driver and team, but we will not appeal. Our complete focus is on the remaining races on this year’s schedule.”

William Byron moved up to second place behind Blaney in the revised results. No other infractions were found in post-race inspection, confirming Blaney’s second win of the season.

Denny Hamlin, Corey LaJoie and Austin Cindric rounded out the revised top five.